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The trains and crew are ready to go despite the snow. Travel safely if you're coming today.
Each senior who is accompanied by a paying child will enjoy a free return trip on the line. Please note that this offer is limited to one senior per paying child. We'll be running trains at 1030, 1230, 1430 and 1610.
Despite the snow, we're all ready for tomorrow's Volunteer's and Local Community Day. There's still time to take advantage of our special one-day-only fares online at just £4 adults and £2 children. Book today using the link below.
To celebrate the RAF's centenary, we will be running specially formed trains departing at 1130, 1330 and 1530. The service will be operated with locomotives and coaches which were used by the RAF during World War 2 at their underground weapons storage facility at Chilmark, Wiltshire. Normal fares apply.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Hopper to the new role of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will work alongside and answer to the General Manager. His duties will include the management of our day-to-day railway operations, the development and review of our operating procedures and the production of operating instructions for our special events. Jon brings to the role the knowledge he has gained over 14 years as a professional railwayman and more than 20 years experience of voluntary work at the Leighton Buzzard Railway. Interested in working with us? Come along to our Volunteer's Day this Sunday and meet the team (with special low fares, too!)
How to embarrass one of our Facebook admins: Step 1: Turn up unannounced on the day of his guard's test Step 2: Be a really terrible passenger, and get in his way constantly ... Step 3: Take a photo at the end. Step 4: Write a silly Facebook post about him passing out. Rocky started with us last year at volunteers day, primarily to run our social media outlets. A job that he has so far performed outstandingly. This afternoon he passed his test and officially became a train guard! Congratulations Rocky! We all look forward to a long and successful railway career with you! If you want to follow in Rocky's footsteps, and join us. Please come over next Sunday (18th of March) for our volunteers day. Everyone is welcome, if you're up for the challenge!
It's not all about whisky! We're delighted to announce that the team from Willow Tree Gin, made just 3 miles from our line, will be joining us at our Father's Day Whisky Festival in June to show off and sell their gin. Click through for full details, including how to reserve you place at one of our tastings, limited to just 10 spaces.
Our annual volunteer's day is just 10 days away. With fares at just £4 for adults and £2 for children, it's a great excuse to visit and find out all about us. All heads of department will be on hand to answer any questions you have about volunteering – from marketing to admin to driving trains and more!
Why not treat mum to ride on our line and a cream tea in the Buzzrail Café. We'll be running our Event Service with departures at 1030, 1230, 1430 and 1610.
Here are some more photos from today's event. Doll handled the first train of the season, while the newly rebuilt No1 Simplex took on the special 50th anniversary train, celebrating the first ever passenger train on what became the Leighton Buzzard Railway on the 3rd of March 1968. Thanks to Joey Evans for the photos!
The first train of 2018 is away!
Despite the snow, we're getting ready for the start of the season tomorrow and the return of Simplex diesel no.1 to passenger-carrying operation. The PW gang at Leighton Buzzard Railway moved wagons in a blizzard to prepare the railway for the Mayor waving off the first train, along with a special train to mark the 50th anniversary of the first passenger train run by the Preservation Society. Trains will be running hourly from 1030 to 1430.